Wyatt Bourgeois

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Interests

Parental Incarceration
Prosecution and Sentencing
Disparate School Discipline Practices
Racial and Gender Disparities in Criminal Justice
Intersection of Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois is a Center for Justice Research Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests include risk and resilient factors associated with children and youth impacted by family and/or parental incarceration, the intersection of race, class, and gender within the criminal justice system, criminal justice program evaluation, and the intersection of criminal justice and forensic science. She has previously assisted with the examination of predictive equity among risk assessment instruments. Jennifer has been published in the Journal of Black Studies, Lone Star Forensic's, and Drug Science, Policy, & Law. Additionally, she has co- authored two nationally recognized reports in the areas of pretrial diversion and prosecutor caseloads.

Jennifer holds a B.S. in Forensic Science from Baylor University, a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, and her PhD in Justice Administration from Texas Southern University.

Parental Status Project